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  • Flooding Rains In Texas Courtesy Of An MCS

    ForeFlight
    Scott Dennstaedt
    27 May 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Over the last five or more years a drought of historic proportion has plagued much of Texas. In fact, the National Weather Service reported that 2011 was Texas’ driest year on record. Fast forward to 2015 and that’s hardly been the case over the last few weeks as a good portion of Texas has received more rain in the month of May than they usually receive throughout the entire year. Rainfall totals reported to exceed 20 inches have been pretty common. And to cap it all off, this past Monday a very significant rainfall event occurred throughout central and eastern Texas with…
  • Senate panel wants training, equipment for Pacific allies

    AIA dailyLead®
    29 May 2015 | 10:03 am
    The Senate Armed Services Committee is calling for more training and support of U.S.  -More- 
  • FAA shifts focus from infrastructure to visible improvements

    Aviation eBrief
    29 May 2015 | 10:07 am
    Facing criticism for spending billions on updated technology without providing noticeable improvements to the flying public,  -More- 
  • Bombardier’s New Business Jet Chief Will Also Serve As Consultant To Spirit AeroSystems

    Aviation Week - Aerospace Defense, Business & Commercial News
    1 Jun 2015 | 6:10 pm
    David Coleal is taking on a new role as president of Bombardier's Business Aircraft division, but he won’t be breaking all ties with Spirit AeroSystems. Following his resignation from Spirit, Coleal will provide consulting and transition services to the company for the next two years, with an annual compensation of $150,000 a year, according to a Securities Exchange Commission filing. At Spirit, Coleal served as executive vice president and general manager of Boeing's business and regional jet programs. read more
  • How short should a runway be considered as a shortfield runway?

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    Ng jun kit
    29 May 2015 | 7:31 pm
    How short should a runway be considered as a shortfield runway for shortfield takeoff and landings?
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    ForeFlight

  • Flooding Rains In Texas Courtesy Of An MCS

    Scott Dennstaedt
    27 May 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Over the last five or more years a drought of historic proportion has plagued much of Texas. In fact, the National Weather Service reported that 2011 was Texas’ driest year on record. Fast forward to 2015 and that’s hardly been the case over the last few weeks as a good portion of Texas has received more rain in the month of May than they usually receive throughout the entire year. Rainfall totals reported to exceed 20 inches have been pretty common. And to cap it all off, this past Monday a very significant rainfall event occurred throughout central and eastern Texas with…
  • Bulletin: May 28 Data Updates

    ForeFlight Data Team
    22 May 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Data updates are now available to download for the May 28, 2015 – June 25, 2015 period: Airport and Navigation Database Documents, including the AOPA Fly-In Frederick NOTAM ForeFlight Airport Diagrams VFR Charts and Terminal Area Charts World Area Charts Taxi Diagrams Terminal Procedures Airport/Facility Diagrams Documents Data updates are also available for our Military Flight Bag customers: Global airport, navigation, and airway coverage from the Digital Aeronautical Flight Information File Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Terminal Procedures Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Airport Diagrams…
  • Bulletin: May 19 Data Updates

    ForeFlight Data Team
    19 May 2015 | 8:44 am
    Data updates are now available for the April 30, 2015 – May 28, 2015 and April 30, 2015 – June 28, 2015 periods: Updated Terminal Procedures are available for Texas Southeast. The NNCEE One arrival at IAH has been replaced to addresses a recent FAA Safety Alert. The Instrument Procedures Handbook has been updated in our Documents Catalog. For our ForeFlight Mobile Pro Canada customers: The Transport Canada Aeronautical Information Manual has been added to our Documents Catalog. Toronto and Montreal VNC and VTA charts have been updated.
  • Better App Performance, SkyView Connectivity for All in ForeFlight Mobile 7.0.1

    ForeFlight
    18 May 2015 | 8:54 am
    ForeFlight Mobile version 7.0.1 is now available for download on the App Store. This release improves performance for the new Procedure Preview feature, the Procedure Advisor tool, and the ForeFlight for Apple Watch app. In addition, this release opens up Dynon SkyView connectivity to both Basic and Pro subscribers.
  • An Eventful Weekend with AOPA Salinas and Sporty’s Fly-In

    Kelsey Groves
    15 May 2015 | 1:47 pm
    Spring is in the air and so are we—this weekend ForeFlight team members are flying to Salinas, California for AOPA’s opening fly-in and Batavia, Ohio for Sporty’s annual event. We’re proud to support AOPA’s second year of events that celebrate grassroots aviation. Visit with Josh and Thomas at booth #57 and experience new ForeFlight Mobile features like Procedure Preview, FBOs on Taxi Charts, and Synthetic Vision. The Clermont County Airport may be small, but this fly-in is big. Education seminars, a hot dog lunch, the RV-12 sweepstakes winner announcement, and more make…
 
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    Aviation eBrief

  • FAA shifts focus from infrastructure to visible improvements

    29 May 2015 | 10:07 am
    Facing criticism for spending billions on updated technology without providing noticeable improvements to the flying public,  -More- 
  • Author: Wright brothers' story is distinctly American

    29 May 2015 | 10:07 am
    David McCullough is the author of the latest book about the Wright brothers.  -More- 
  • Okla. aeronautics commissioner says GA airports are vital for business

    29 May 2015 | 10:07 am
    In a speech at the Claremore Chamber of Commerce in Oklahoma, Aeronautics Commission Director Vic Bird told the group that ge -More- For Pilots — All Life Insurance Policies are NOT Created Equal. We are shocked how often pilots are paying more for less coverage just because of aviation activities. Let us find you Pilot Insurance that is complete coverage with no aviation exclusions. A+ rated policies. Pilot Insurance Center — The Life Insurance experts for pilots. (800) 380-8376 or www.piclife.com
  • Demand is growing for specialty flight instructors

    29 May 2015 | 10:07 am
    According to Mo Rolfs, chief operations officer at Flying Tiger Aviation in Rayville, La., the demand for specialty flight in -More- Finance your Aircraft with AirFleet Capital. Get approved for an aircraft loan in 1-2 business days! We provide low rates and terms to 20 years on new & used aircraft along with fast, personal service and an experienced staff to make the process simple. With great values on aircraft and our low rates, it's the time to finance. Call (800)390-4324 or request a quote at AirFleetCapital.com
  • Job of the week: NBAA event marketing project manager

    29 May 2015 | 10:07 am
    The National Business Aviation Association, a nonprofit trade association serving a dynamic and growing industry filled with  -More- AOPA members get a 10% discount towards the purchase of a new HANGAR (excludes specials page on website). Aviators prefer Worldwide Steel Hangars because they stand tall in all weather conditions. Imitators cannot match our quality, our state-of-the-art designs, or our dedication to the aircraft industry. Visit the AOPA Lifestyles website to see this deal.
 
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    Aviation Week - Aerospace Defense, Business & Commercial News

  • Bombardier’s New Business Jet Chief Will Also Serve As Consultant To Spirit AeroSystems

    1 Jun 2015 | 6:10 pm
    David Coleal is taking on a new role as president of Bombardier's Business Aircraft division, but he won’t be breaking all ties with Spirit AeroSystems. Following his resignation from Spirit, Coleal will provide consulting and transition services to the company for the next two years, with an annual compensation of $150,000 a year, according to a Securities Exchange Commission filing. At Spirit, Coleal served as executive vice president and general manager of Boeing's business and regional jet programs. read more
  • Safe Flight’s Automatic Throttle System Nears Certification

    1 Jun 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Safe Flight Instrument Corp. of White Plains, New York, and Nextant Aerospace of Cleveland have announced that Safe Flight’s AutoPower Automatic Throttle System is in the final phase of certification, with product deliveries to begin in this year’s second quarter. Nextant has a strong order book for the system for remanufactured Nextant 400XTi aircraft. The system can be retrofitted on 400XT aircraft already in service.  
  • Upcoming Events

    1 Jun 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Jun. 1-3—ACI-NA’s JumpStart® Air Service Development Conference, The Westin Seattle, Seattle, Washington, www.aci-na.org/jumpstart Jun. 2-4—e-Cargo & Technology Conference, IATA Conference Centre, Geneva, Switzerland, www.iata.org/events/Pages/e-cargo.aspx Jun. 3-5—Airline Planning Workshop for Airport Decision Makers, Seattle, Washington, www.aci-na.org/event/6041 Jun. 19—The Society Of Experimental Test Pilots, 9th Annual Central Section Symposium, Wichita, Kansas, http://www.setp.org/symposium/meetings/central/ read more
  • Fireblade First With Customs, Immigration Services

    1 Jun 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Private aircraft crews and passengers arriving at and departing from Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport will no longer be required to make a side trip to the main commercial air terminal to process through customs and immigration. Starting June 1, Fireblade Aviation, Tambo’s first full-service FBO, will offer those facilities. Customs and immigration processing will be available 24 hr. a day, seven days a week. Gaining approval for the service was a three-year process that began well before Fireblade opened for business in September 2014.  
  • Appointments

    1 Jun 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Jim Vounassis has been appointed vice president of operations strategy for Bombardier, a newly-created position, effective June 15. In his position, Vounassis will conduct a detailed review of the company’s operations and implement strategies to increase value across the organization, the company said. He will also lead Bombardier’s global action plan to focus on improving profitability and execution. read more
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  • How short should a runway be considered as a shortfield runway?

    Ng jun kit
    29 May 2015 | 7:31 pm
    How short should a runway be considered as a shortfield runway for shortfield takeoff and landings?
  • problem with instructor.

    flying life
    27 May 2015 | 8:23 pm
    So, i’m about to finish my private pilot course. But for the summer i’m taking instrument ground school right now. Summer class started about a week ago. and after private pilot course i will start IR right away. So, during my PPL course i had little trouble with my instructor. I couldn’t fly often enough due to his schedules, he forgot his id card or weather. I explained him that i need to hurry up little bit so i can start IR. However, my instructor didn’t show me any intention to try to finish my PPL course early. Also I got stuck on previous lesson before stage…
  • Vmo vs. Mmo

    Dan Chitty
    27 May 2015 | 5:02 pm
    Why is Vmo generally referenced when flying at lower altitudes but Mmo is generally referenced at higher altitudes? Thanks for the feedback.  
  • i took my COMMERCIAL MULTI ENGINE LAND certification , can i fly with single engine as private??

    John peterson
    27 May 2015 | 7:44 am
      i came to USA with JAA  Private  single engine land lisence, i did the convertion paperwork and  FAA  issue my FAA PRIVATE lisence as “based on foreing lisence”, then i trained and add the IR rating and more after continue for commercial training multi engine land – IR . my questions are - Can i act as PRIVATE -IR  pilot for a single engine airplane?  - The initial issue of the lisence was “based on foreing lisence” that means i must be        also current in my JAA lisence to exercise the privilage of the FAA PRIVATE  – IR?  -On…
  • 100 hour inspections and providing flight instruction

    Cole
    26 May 2015 | 4:23 pm
    I am a CFII and I have a friend who is a private pilot and owns his own airplane. If he hires me to give instruction in his airplane towards his instrument or commercial single rating, does the airplane need a 100 hour inspection? If yes, at what point does the 100 hours start ticking? I’m assuming it starts from whatever the tach time is when starting the engine for the first flight for instruction.
 
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    AVweb Podcasts

  • Podcast: Batteries the Solar Airplane Challenge

    17 May 2015 | 6:56 pm
    Producing electrical power from the sun has come a long way, and solar cells are getting remarkably efficient. But where to put all that power remains the issue for pure electric aircraft. AVweb's Paul Bertorelli spoke with Rich Kapusta of California-based Alta Devices about the issues and the opportunities.
  • Podcast: Brien Seeley's Inside Report On The 2015 Electric Aircraft Symposium

    2 May 2015 | 6:59 pm
    Go behind the scenes of the record-breaking attendance at this year's Electric Aircraft Symposium with CAFE Foundation founder Brian Seeley, who also gave us a history lesson on CAFE and the Symposium.
  • Podcast: Pilot Not Included -- Sanjiv Singh Addresses the Challenges of Autonomous Aircraft

    2 May 2015 | 6:39 pm
    Self-flying aircraft are coming, says Sanjiv Singh of Near Earth Autonomy, though it may be a while before they're safe and reliable enough to carry passengers. Singh spoke with us at the Electric Aircraft Symposium in Santa Rosa, California about the remaining problems to be solved, both technical and regulatory.
  • Podcast: Preparing For Failures In An Electric Future

    2 May 2015 | 6:32 pm
    Heading into a world of electric aircraft, we need to know on which systems we can rely and to what extent. Michael Ricci from LaunchPoint Technologies spoke with AVweb at the Electric Aircraft Symposium about parallel redundancy, failure mitigation, and how fly-by-wire has set the standard for reliability in future designs.
  • Podcast: Dr. Frank Anton Of Siemens On The Road Map To Hybrid Aircraft

    2 May 2015 | 5:18 pm
    Dr. Frank Anton from Siemens AG attended this year's Electric Aircraft Symposium, where he spoke with AVweb about the possibilities of electric-powered flight and, more practically, Siemens's own plan to introduce viable hybrid aircraft over the next two decades.
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    Obat kelenjar getah bening

  • Obat kelenjar getah bening

    11 Jan 2019 | 8:06 pm
    Obat kelenjar getah bening herbal ace maxs merupakan produk kesehatan asli Indonesia dengan manfaat dan khasiat yang luar biasa untuk berbagai pengobatan penyakit degeneratif termasuk kanker kelenjar getah bening. Sudah banyak yang telah membuktikan keampuhan obat herbal kelenjar getah bening ace maxs sekarang tinggal giliran anda.Obat kelenjar getah bening herbal ace maxsObat kelenjar getah bening herbal ace maxs -, Limfoma atau kelenjar getah bening yaitu kanker yang tumbuh disebabkan mutasi sel limfosit (sejenis sel darah putih) yang pada awal mulanya normal, seperti limfosit normal,…
  • Cara Mengatasi Sakit Dan Perih Lambung Saat Puasa

    30 May 2015 | 1:17 am
    Cara Mengatasi Sakit Dan Perih Lambung Saat PuasaCara Mengatasi Sakit Dan Perih Lambung Saat Puasa,- Ramadan telah tiba, pastinya disambut sukacita oleh seluruh umat muslim di dunia. Namun dibalik itu semua, terkadang datangannya Ramadan melahirkan rasa kuatir untuk beberapa kalangan, teruatama bagi penderita penyakit maag. Maklum, di waktu konsentrasi melakukan beribadah puasa, mendadak timbul masalah dari lambung seperti sakit dan perih yang pada akhirnya puasa juga terganggu.Nah, supaya beribadah puasa tak terganggu lantaran permasalahan sakit maag, di bawah ini panduan yang dapat anda…
  • Cara Alami Mengobati Mata Bintitan Dengan Cepat

    29 May 2015 | 5:13 pm
    Cara Alami Mengobati Mata Bintitan Dengan CepatCara Alami Mengobati Mata Bintitan Dengan Cepat, pernahkan anda mendengar mitos tentang mata bintitan yang disebabkan karena orang tersebut mengintip orang lain saat mandi. Nyatanya tidak sesederhana itu. Mengintip bukanlah pemicu mata bintit. Secara Definisi Mata bintitan yaitu bisul kecil maupun besar yang terdapat di kelopak mata. Dalam bahasa kedokteran sakit mata bintitan ini di kenal dengan nama hordeolum yakni satu infkesi atau peradangan di bagian kelopak mata yang dikarenakan oleh bakteri staphylococcus aureus. Rata-rata mata yang…
  • Kenali Gejala Badan Panas Atau Demam Di Malam Hari Saja

    28 May 2015 | 5:40 pm
    Kenali Gejala Badan Panas Atau Demam Di Malam Hari SajaKenali Gejala Badan Panas Atau Demam Di Malam Hari Saja,- Malam hari adalah dimana semua orang membuang rasa lelahnya (istirahat) setalah seharian beraktivitas, namun apa yang terjadi jika pada malam justru kita mengalami badan panas atau demam, nah pada kesempatan kali ini kita akan membahas lengkap seputar gejala badan panas / demam pada saat malam hari saja, berikut informasi selengkapnya.Demam yaitu salah satu tanda-tanda yang dihadapi beberapa orang saat mereka bakal terserang flu, atau saat system kekebalan badan mulai terganggu.
  • Cara Alami Melangsingkan Badan Tanpa Makanan Asam

    27 May 2015 | 6:39 pm
    Cara Alami Melangsingkan Badan Tanpa Makanan AsamMakanan asam memang dapat dimanfaatkan untuk menurunkan berat sebagai tambahan ke daftar diet harian Anda. Lemon adalah salah satu dari banyaknya buah-buahan pada daftar buah yang memiliki rasa asam untuk membantu Anda menurunkan ton kalori. Makan makanan asam memotong kalori langsung dan menggantikannya dengan asam sehat selama proses pencernaan. Selain lemon, buah jeruk, tomat, nanas, amla, mangga hijau, yoghurt, fermentasi sayuran, dan cuka juga dapat dikonsumsi untuk melangsingkan badan badan.Tetapi bagaimanakah jika seseorang yang…
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    Plane News

  • Tourist Attractions in Washington D.C.

    admin
    24 May 2015 | 2:24 am
    Washington, D.C., is one of the most important capital cities in the world. It may not be as large as other capital cities, but it still packs a wallop when it comes to seeing and doing things. It is a great place to learn about the history of America, from viewing precious documents to seeing Congress in action. Dozens of museums abound in the central area. An efficient subway system makes it easy to get around the city and see most of the top tourist attractions in Washington D.C. Washington National Cathedral The U.S. government likes to separate church and state, so it doesn’t have a…
  • Washington – Most Astonishing Spots for Adventure Lovers

    admin
    19 May 2015 | 2:24 am
    There is so much to do in Washington, D.C. that you could spend weeks here. Check out the following places that must not to be missed when you plan a visit to this fantastic destination. Lincoln Memorial The Lincoln Memorial is a stunning tribute to the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, who was assassinated as he attended a theatre performance. A mammoth statue of the seated president is surrounded by a Greek Doric style temple. The memorial was dedicated in 1922, with Lincoln’s last surviving son, Robert Todd, in attendance. Located at the west end of the National Mall,…
  • Yorkshire’s Green Thumb: Top 5 Historical Gardens of “God’s Own Country”

    admin
    18 May 2015 | 3:24 am
    Renowned for its acres upon acres of rolling green countryside, Yorkshire vacation has no shortage of scenic spots. While guidebooks and websites are filled with tributes to the natural beauty of this largely rural area of England, Yorkshire’s superb collection of gardens are frequently overlooked. From historical enclaves to bustling urban parks, the gardens of “God’s Own Country” are well worth a visit. 1. Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden Set in picturesque countryside and steeped in history, Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden is tough to match. The…
  • Fantasy Sports Tips For The Beginners

    admin
    14 May 2015 | 11:16 pm
    Sports would help to deepen your appreciation and makes a clear understanding of the need for the sound mind in a sound body. This category is too rich in the information on the aerobics, baseball, archery, extreme sports, fantasy sports, body building, sports equipment, and many more. Fantasy Sports Tips: The fantasy sports become too popular with a help of an internet if you have not tried it and then there is no reason you should not. If you begin to learn about the fantasy sports, then the great tips will guide you to becoming pro in not a time. Each sports fan knows about the fantasy…
  • Home Improvement ideas

    admin
    11 Mar 2015 | 11:44 pm
    The basic idea of home improvement Renovating your home or remodelling it, which ever we want to put it as, home improvement has been the modern day choice of people. Renovating or adding to the familiar stuff of the home often brings changes to the way of living. Various stores are opened now a day for such material purchase. Alteration to the existing structure and features of the home is “home improvement”. Starting from rooms, corridor, balcony, lawn, garden or even garages are improved. It includes the maintenance and repair of the home. Servicing of the entire space and furniture…
 
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    Airplane Geeks Podcast

  • AirplaneGeeks 351 Bits and Pieces XIV

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    27 May 2015 | 5:21 am
    Mary Kirby and the Runway Girl Network, flight sim, the USS Midway, the Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour, Canowindra International Balloon Challenge, military aviation stories, Gareth Stringer and European air shows, the PBY, and the NTSB investigation of USAirways flight 1549. Interview with Mary Kirby Max talks with Mary Kirby, founder of the Runway Girl Network aviation news service where journalists provide informed industry intelligence covering the airline passenger experience. Runway Girl Network also serves as a platform for highlighting the achievements of women…
  • AirplaneGeeks 350 Burt Rutan Is At It Again

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    20 May 2015 | 5:38 am
    Antenna Films documents Burt Rutan as he builds the SkiGull, FBI investigates alleged IFE hacker, United Airlines offers bug bounty program, autistic child removed from flight, passenger prevented from making emergency call, and crowdfunding a startup airline. Guests Scott B and Sandy Guthrie are the Executive Producers and Co-Creative Directors of Antenna Films, which is producing the documentary film Looking Up, Way Up! The Burt Rutan Story. They are following Burt as he designs and builds the SkiGull plane which he intends to fly around the world in a “Walter Mitty flight” that…
  • AirplaneGeeks 349 John Montgomery and his Quest for Flight

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    13 May 2015 | 5:27 am
    The history of an early aviation pioneer, update on hidden city ticketing lawsuit, Jetblue starting flights to Havana, jet engine big data, a possible narrowbody future for Rolls Royce, Leap-1B begins flight testing, and the Airbus A400M crash. Guest Craig Harwood is a professional Engineering Geologist and as a hobby he enjoys researching and writing about history. His book Quest for Flight draws out of obscurity and documents the fascinating backstories in the conquest of the skies. The work and influence of American aviation pioneer John J. Montgomery serves as a framework for…
  • AirplaneGeeks 348 Flying Above and Beyond

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    6 May 2015 | 5:11 am
    Flying for Israel in its War of Independence, a Rafale fighter jet sale to Qatar, female fighter pilots, the Turkish Airlines CEO opines on pilot marriage, and major sporting events bring out private jets. Photo: Producer Nancy Spielberg and Harold Livingston Guest In 1948, a group of pilots smuggled surplus military airplanes out of the U.S., trained in Czechoslovakia, and flew for Israel in its War of Independence. Our guest Harold Livingston was one of those pilots. This story has been captured in the feature-length documentary film Above and Beyond, produced by Nancy Spielberg and…
  • AirplaneGeeks 347 Training Pilots to Fly Unmanned Aircraft

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    29 Apr 2015 | 4:55 am
    Training for UAS pilots, airport security screening expands for airport workers, the Navy looks at swarming UAVs, Delta Air Lines senior instructors to take upset prevention and recovery training, and airlines alerted to watch for hackers. Guest Vince Donahue is the Founder and President of Vortex UAS, which provides tailored solutions for businesses utilizing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (or UAS) including pilot training, consulting, and other UAS Services. We talk with Vince about the current state of unmanned aerial vehicles used for commercial purposes, including the FAA NPRM for commercial…
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    Around the Pattern

  • Still Haven’t Flown This Month

    Tracy
    18 May 2015 | 9:43 am
    My logbook says that I haven’t had the Swift in the air since April 12th. That’s not something I like to do, but I made the choices to not when I could have at least flown the pattern a few times. I spent 2-3 of my free weekends polishing the plane – sort of a […] The post Still Haven’t Flown This Month appeared first on Around the Pattern.
  • Still Here and Flying Around

    Tracy
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:11 pm
    I know it’s been a while since I last posted. Wow, I just checked and didn’t realize it had been 2 months. Life happens. According to Logbook Pro I have flown 4 times since then, including yesterday when this photo was taken. There is still snow on the top of Mt Rose but nothing anywhere […] The post Still Here and Flying Around appeared first on Around the Pattern.
  • A Short Flight on a Nice Day

    Tracy
    16 Feb 2015 | 11:19 am
    Just a short note to cover a couple of topics. I managed to get into the air for two short flights this past weekend. They were direct flights to and from the Carson City Airport (KCXP). The Carson City (Sierra Chapter 403) conducted a Young Eagles event. I work as part of the ground crew […] The post A Short Flight on a Nice Day appeared first on Around the Pattern.
  • Off the Injured List

    Tracy
    10 Feb 2015 | 9:16 am
    My last post described my encounter with NORCAL Approach and a problem with the altitude reading they were receiving from my transponder/encoder. I had, with the help of the local avionics shop (Aviation Classics), investigated the malfunction to the point where the altitude encoder appeared to be the most likely culprit. I had three options […] The post Off the Injured List appeared first on Around the Pattern.
  • MegaDollar Hamburger

    Tracy
    13 Jan 2015 | 8:19 pm
    Last week I made the half hour drive north to Stead so I could pull the plane out and fly a half hour south for a hamburger at the Carson City Airport (KCXP). EAA Chapter 403 in Carson has a BBQ every Thursday at 11:30. They cook hamburgers and hot dogs for anyone who wants […] The post MegaDollar Hamburger appeared first on Around the Pattern.
 
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    Defense Update:

  • A New Amphibious 6×6 Armored Vehicle to Replace the BRDM-2 in Polish Army Service

    News Desk
    27 May 2015 | 12:17 pm
    Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles GmbH (RMMV) is teaming with the Polish defence contractor Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa SA (PGZ) through its subsidiary Obrum sp. z o.o. to develop a new wheeled vehicle designed to replace hundreds of Russian made BRDM-2 armored vehicles currently in service with the Polish military.
  • Elbit Systems Acquires Nice Systems’ Cyber & Intel Division

    Tamir Eshel
    20 May 2015 | 11:45 pm
    CYBERBIT LTD., an Elbit Systems subsidiary is acquiring Nice Systems' Cyber & Intelligence Division business. Recently established CYBERBIT was created to consolidate Elbit Systems’ cyber activities. Elbit Systems will pay up to $157.9 Million - in cash and as earn-out through 2015.
  • A View to a Kill – AC-130 Gunship Style

    Tamir Eshel
    20 May 2015 | 9:52 am
    New helmet sights to be introduced on U.S. Air Force AC-130W Stinger II gunships in the next two years will improve situational
  • Israel to Replenish the IAF Aerial Ordnance, Requests U.S. Arms Package Worth $1.8 Billion

    Tamir Eshel
    19 May 2015 | 4:03 pm
    Israel plans to replenish its aerial ordnance stocks with the procurement of thousands of US made warheads and guidance kits worth over $1.8 Billion. The State Department published a request for Congress approval for this acquisition. The package includes several types of GPS and laser guided munitions, missiles and deep target penetrating bombs shells that can defeat deeply buried targets.
  • US Air Force Moves Forward with High-Power Microwave Weapon

    Tamir Eshel
    16 May 2015 | 12:25 am
    the Air Force has now selected the stealthy, long-range Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM-ER) as the optimal air vehicle to carry the CHAMP weapon.
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    All Things Aviation For Pilots

  • Are You Up To The Solar Impulse 2 Piloting Challenge?

    JetAviator7
    28 May 2015 | 5:56 am
    By now most pilots and aviation buffs are aware of the Solar Impulse 2 Piloting challenge as Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg attempt to fly around the world using only solar power. But how would you like to experience some of the challenges to piloting a solar powered airplane? Solar Impulse 2 Flight Simulator After 3 years of hard work Sandro Buss, PhD project director at the Institute for Atmosphere and Climate Science along with the help of computer science students in Switzerland have created an interesting internet game. All you need is an internet coneection and a computer and…
  • Solar Powered Flight From China To Hawaii

    JetAviator7
    2 May 2015 | 7:07 am
    The distance from Nanjing, China to the Hawaiian Islands is 5,070 miles and takes a Boeing 747 approximately 10 hours and 36,000 gallons of fuel to make the trip. On May 5th, 2015 Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg will make a solar powered flight from Nanjing to Hawaii in the Solar Impulse 2, a dangerous trip over water that will take roughly five days. The Danger Should Borschberg encounter bad weather or mechanical problems and be foreced to ditch the aircraft he will have only a life raft and his common sense to save him. In an article in The News Observer published May 1st, 2015 the pilot made…
  • A New Electric Aircraft Motor May Soon Power General Aviation Aircraft

    JetAviator7
    2 May 2015 | 1:30 am
    Being of the old school as a pilot, the idea of an electric aircraft motor capable of powering a 4-place general aviation aircraft and eventually an electric aircraft motor powerful enough to power a 60-100 seat aircraft is mind blowing. Much to my surprise Siemens is, in fact, developing just such a world record electric motor for aircraft! World Record Electric Aircraft Motor This revolutionary electric aircraft motor spins at just 2,500 revolutions per minute eliminating the need for a gear box to drive the propellor. It can drive the propellor directly without the use of a transmission…
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    All Things Aviation For Pilots

  • Are You Up To The Solar Impulse 2 Piloting Challenge?

    JetAviator7
    28 May 2015 | 5:56 am
    By now most pilots and aviation buffs are aware of the Solar Impulse 2 Piloting challenge as Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg attempt to fly around the world using only solar power. But how would you like to experience some of the challenges to piloting a solar powered airplane? Solar Impulse 2 Flight Simulator After 3 years of hard work Sandro Buss, PhD project director at the Institute for Atmosphere and Climate Science along with the help of computer science students in Switzerland have created an interesting internet game. All you need is an internet coneection and a computer and…
  • Solar Powered Flight From China To Hawaii

    JetAviator7
    2 May 2015 | 7:07 am
    The distance from Nanjing, China to the Hawaiian Islands is 5,070 miles and takes a Boeing 747 approximately 10 hours and 36,000 gallons of fuel to make the trip. On May 5th, 2015 Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg will make a solar powered flight from Nanjing to Hawaii in the Solar Impulse 2, a dangerous trip over water that will take roughly five days. The Danger Should Borschberg encounter bad weather or mechanical problems and be foreced to ditch the aircraft he will have only a life raft and his common sense to save him. In an article in The News Observer published May 1st, 2015 the pilot made…
  • A New Electric Aircraft Motor May Soon Power General Aviation Aircraft

    JetAviator7
    2 May 2015 | 1:30 am
    Being of the old school as a pilot, the idea of an electric aircraft motor capable of powering a 4-place general aviation aircraft and eventually an electric aircraft motor powerful enough to power a 60-100 seat aircraft is mind blowing. Much to my surprise Siemens is, in fact, developing just such a world record electric motor for aircraft! World Record Electric Aircraft Motor This revolutionary electric aircraft motor spins at just 2,500 revolutions per minute eliminating the need for a gear box to drive the propellor. It can drive the propellor directly without the use of a transmission…
 
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  • The Wings Over New Zealand Show – Catalina Preservation Society – 9pm EASTERN

    Staff Writer
    12 May 2015 | 4:35 pm
    WARBIRD RADIO – Dave Homewood and Grant McHerron welcome members of the Catalina Preservation Society.  This show is all about PBY’s and specifically the one the Catalina Preservation Society is operating.  Tune in and hear the complete story LIVE 5/12/15 at 8pm (EASTERN). For more information use the Quick Links posted below. QUICK LINK: The […]
  • Classic Jet Aircraft Association’s Mark Peterson – Warbird Radio LIVE! – 5/12/15 – 8pm ET

    Staff Writer
    11 May 2015 | 8:01 am
    WARBIRD RADIO – Mark Peterson from the Classic Jet Aircraft Association joins Matt Jolley on Warbird Radio LIVE with a look at the world of vintage military jets.  Mark is no stranger to warbirds, he currently operates two P-51’s (Hell-er Bust & DiamondBack) and one Alpha Jet. According to MustangHighFlight.com, Mark started flying at the age of […]
  • 70th Anniversary of Victory In Europe – DC Flyover Coverage!

    Staff Writer
    8 May 2015 | 10:37 am
    WARBIRD RADIO – On May 8th 2015 over 50 WWII aircraft from across the United States of America flew over the nation’s capital to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the end of the war in Europe. Below you can find our team coverage of this unique event, which was presented by WarbirdRadio.com’s Matt Jolley and […]
  • Warbird Radio Presents – The James Kunkle Story!

    Staff Writer
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:06 pm
    WARBIRD RADIO – Nearly everyone has imagined what they would do in “the clinch” — the time where circumstances demanded positive, selfless action, right NOW.  Nearly everyone, sees themselves in the role of the hero.   It’s a human fantasy that has fueled popular entertainment for centuries. Jim Kunkle’s story is no different.  In a nutshell, […]
  • Air Raid Radio Debuts On Warbird Radio.com! – Episode 1

    Staff Writer
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:56 am
    WARBIRD RADIO – On Air Raid Radio’s debut episode, Amy and Kara discuss the new PBS documentary “Beyond the Powder: The Legacy of the First Women’s Air Race” and the history of the Powder Puff Derby highlighting Louise Thaden as their “Badass of the Month”. Air Race Classic racer Lin Caywood join Kara and Amy […]
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  • airBaltic launches flights between Riga and Dubrovnik

    anna.aero
    28 May 2015 | 5:40 pm
    airBaltic begins new service between Riga, in Latvia, and Dubrovnik, in Croatia. airBaltic introduced a new weekly service between Riga (RIX) and Dubrovnik (DBV) on 26 May. Flights will operate each Tuesday using 737-300s. From 18 June, a second-weekly service will be added, operating on Thursdays, according to OAG Schedules Analyser data. Commenting on the […] The post airBaltic launches flights between Riga and Dubrovnik appeared first on anna.aero.
  • airberlin CEO and marathon man Stefan Pichler set to dominate anna.aero-Budapest Airport Runway Run

    anna.aero
    28 May 2015 | 5:10 am
    He once came third in the Frankfurt Marathon with a time of 2:16 but now the new airberlin CEO is on pole position to win “The Fastest Airline CEO In The World” in the anna.aero-Budapest Runway Run in September. airberlin CEO, Stefan Pichler, once came third in the Frankfurt Marathon with a time of 2:16, […] The post airberlin CEO and marathon man Stefan Pichler set to dominate anna.aero-Budapest Airport Runway Run appeared first on anna.aero.
  • Portland’s near-perfect Icelandair Leaping Dolphin steals pole from Birmingham

    anna.aero
    27 May 2015 | 6:27 am
    There were eight fire truck salute entries for the anna.aero “Arch of Triumph” in this week’s competition with Portland’s win closely followed by stunning performances by Memmingen and Newcastle. There were eight Fire Truck Water Arch (FTWA) entries this week in anna.aero’s “Arch of Triumph” competition, with a strong North American showing – half the […] The post Portland’s near-perfect Icelandair Leaping Dolphin steals pole from Birmingham appeared first on anna.aero.
  • New airline routes launched (19 May – 25 May 2015)

    anna.aero
    27 May 2015 | 5:53 am
    A total of 102 air services were launched by 47 airlines during the course of last week, including KLM starting its fifth Canadian route, NokScoot launching services and Jet2.com adding 14 new seasonal routes across its various UK bases. The rest of this week’s new routes (A – Z by airline) The post New airline routes launched (19 May – 25 May 2015) appeared first on anna.aero.
  • Europe’s busiest airports see 5% growth in long-haul capacity this summer; Heathrow busiest but Amsterdam and Dublin growing fast

    anna.aero
    27 May 2015 | 5:50 am
    The FLAP airports dominate long-haul services from Europe with Heathrow Airport tops. But Dublin Airport is the fastest-growing in percentage terms while Amsterdam Airport has the biggest increase in seat volume. Analysis of OAG schedule data for this summer and last shows that among Europe’s busiest 30 airports, seat capacity on long-haul routes (defined as […] The post Europe’s busiest airports see 5% growth in long-haul capacity this summer; Heathrow busiest but Amsterdam and Dublin growing fast appeared first on anna.aero.
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    SimpliFlying

  • Behind the Airline Safety Video that’s Making Waves: Air New Zealand Safety Safari

    Shubhodeep Pal
    27 May 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Editor’s Note: As part of our SimpliLeader series, in which we showcase the best minds in aviation, here’s an interview with Mike Tod, Chief Marketing and Customer Officer, Air New Zealand. This interview originally appeared on LinkedIn Pulse. Mike answers a few questions about the latest safety video “Safety Safari” and the work of the airline’s award winning Brand team. Safety Safari — The Video But first, a little about the video itself in which Air New Zealand has assembled some of the greatest surfers in the world to deliver its latest on board…
  • Airline disruptions: Is your communication plan future-proof? Presentation from #DCWDubai

    Shashank Nigam
    26 May 2015 | 7:32 am
    Airline disruptions - lessons from a sandstorm During a major sandstorm in Dubai earlier this year, the airport operations were severely affected, with thousands of stranded passengers and cancelled flights in the region. During this period of disruption, the number of people registered to receive real-time updates via Twitter grew 20 fold. This meant passengers wanted information at their finger tips. Additionally, the real-time messages from @DXBUpdates, the airport’s Twitter flight information handle, received 62 times the number of replies and 15 times the number of…
  • An Exclusive Look Inside the Southwest Airlines Listening Center

    Vishal Mehra
    21 May 2015 | 12:56 am
    Almost every airline in the world is now on social media platforms, majorly to handle customer care queries efficiently, and also to engage their customers (present and future) in a conversation — ultimately designed to market their products and services. Every airline has its own way of doing it, and Southwest is one that especially stands out. Recently, we got to witness “The Southwest Way” first hand during a tour of their Listening Center. Our CEO, Shashank Nigam, spoke to Ashley Petit, Social Media Lead at Southwest Airlines to understand how they go about interacting with…
  • Accidents & Incidents: How Airline Crisis Communications Should Differentiate and Tackle Them

    Li Guen
    19 May 2015 | 2:23 am
    Airlines are very serious when it comes to definitions. Not only because of legal concerns but also because different levels of severity involve a different set of protocols and crisis communications procedures when it comes to handling: an aircraft accident (e.g. crashes, crash landings, disappearances) versus an aircraft incident (e.g. emergency landings, bird strikes, skidding off runway). Media and the general public, however, do not distinguish as clearly when reporting or engaging with stories about an aircraft accident or incident. Any information or news that concerns safety interests…
  • Is It Time to Review How Language is Being Used Within/ By Airline Brands?

    Li Guen
    12 May 2015 | 5:09 am
    APEX journalist, Jenn Wint, recently wrote an article on the importance of language in how airline build their brands. An interesting piece I’d say, that serves as a timely reminder for airline brands to review their own communications, both towards employees and customers. One interesting point to share from the article: Traditionally, airlines have been formal in their customer communications, but airline marketing has evolved… In premium classes, cabin crew may still address passengers as Mr., Mrs, and Ms, but many passengers now prefer a first-name basis. Indeed, this seems…
 
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    Aviation Marketing Strategies

  • MRO Marketing – An Opportunity to Earn More Customers!

    ABCI Admin
    25 May 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Aviation Marketing Over the Memorial Day Weekend, we noticed a lot more activity around the small airport in Tooele, (KTVY) as well as the big international airport in Salt Lake City. (KSLC.) We love seeing a resurgence of  Skyhawks, Skylanes and Bonanzas buzzing around the mountains around us. MRO marketing is growing – one of the biggest changes we’ve noticed in the last year is that more MROs than ever are interested in investing in effective marketing. Why?  Partly because they have the money. And partly because they want to invest some of that money in a smart, long-term…
  • Aviation Content Marketing Webinar

    ABCI Admin
    19 May 2015 | 10:38 am
    Aviation Marketing As you know, content marketing is nothing more than great storytelling in your marketing materials. A master storyteller in the aviation industry, Robert Mark will be joining us for our monthly webinar – the topic – Aviation Content Marketing – how to communicate “your story” to the people that matter to you! Bring your questions – here are a few that we’re starting with: What do you advise aviation companies when approached by the media? How should marketing reps and/or company owners approach the media when they have a great…
  • Content Marketing – Just Great Storytelling

    ABCI Admin
    17 May 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Aviation Marketing We attended the retirement party of a good friend this weekend. He is retiring as an Army Reserve Colonel – and a good one. This is a man with four campaign ribbons and a bronze star. John was very proud to have worked with him. And one of the reasons he was so effective was because of the stories he told. It occurred to me that the “latest” marketing technique known as “content marketing” is really just another term for the time-honored tradition of great storytelling! You might think the U.S. Army is not the best place for storytelling…
  • Marketing Video

    ABCI Admin
    12 May 2015 | 6:07 pm
    Aviation Marketing A marketing video should tell a story – how you’re different from your competitors, and what will happen if they DON’T hire you, as well as what you actually do. This six-minute video is actually a draft, but we wanted friends and family to see it first! Let us know what you think! Marketing Video ABCI Admin
  • How Watching “The Blacklist” Can Improve Sales

    ABCI Admin
    10 May 2015 | 7:29 pm
    Aviation Marketing How Watching “The Blacklist” Can Improve Sales Raymond Reddington of NBC’s “the Blacklist” seems an unlikely hero in an era when spy dramas are full of cgi car chases and supernatural martial arts skills. However . . . The scene opens on a darkened roomful of good guys and bad guys in an eerie warehouse in the bad part of town.  The tension is high and you sense that this is the moment just before the bullets start flying. Raymond “Red” Reddington strides confidently in the room his assistant Denbe at his side.  He flashes a…
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    Aerostar Training Services LLC

  • ATP CTP and Type Rating Courses – 2015 Class Start Dates

    David Santo
    22 May 2015 | 12:52 pm
    ATP CTP and Type Rating Courses – 2015 Class Start Dates Seniority is everything in the airline industry – the sooner you complete your ATP CTP or Type Rating Course, the sooner you qualify to acquire your certificate and apply for the job you want most! Enroll online now. ATP CTP June 24 July 28 August 24 September 28 October 22 November 15 December 14 A320 Standard June 3 July 8 August 10 September 13 October 13 November 13 December 13 A320 UP June 10 July 14 August 17 September 20 October 20 November 20 December 20 A320 FT June 11 July 15 August 18 September 21 October 21…
  • Airline Pilot Career Workshop – Career Difficulties

    David Santo
    7 May 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Paula Williams – Great, excellent Yassine from Tunisia is looks like he’s having a career difficulties, and again I apologize if I’m pronouncing names incorrectly but apparently put a lot of money into an aviation education and is not having much luck. But I know we, we’ve talked about this a little bit before, but if you have any thoughts from Tunisia or that area?   Captain David Santo – So I don’t know specifically about Tunisia. I will say that there are certain areas of the world, that there is not a huge amount of growth going on, in the airline…
  • Airline Pilot Career Workshop – A Second Career for 55+ Pilots?

    David Santo
    7 May 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Paula Williams – Fantastic. And Jim from Brazil says he was flying a B 737. He’s a Hawker 400 captain now jet, jet transition instructor. Okay, I guess that wasn’t really a question, so we’ll move on. Let’s see, and here’s another one. I’m 52 years old, I’ve always dreamed of flying.

 30 years ago I took some, took the theoretical courses in France. Today I train with the flight simulator, is it too late for me to make a career as a pilot now? This is Robin from Guinea. Captain David Santo – So Robin I never think it’s too late,…
  • Pilot Jobs – Moving Back to the US from Overseas

    David Santo
    7 May 2015 | 1:13 pm
    Paula Williams – Great. Robert from Oklahoma has, is looking at moving back to the US from overseas, he’s rated in the B737 and A320 and looking to do the ATP on his Airbus certificate and get a job.   Captain David Santo – So all great goals, and I think it’s I’d love to hear where Robert has been but welcome back Robert, it’s a good time to come back. 142 school like Arrowstar, can do your ATP CTP the new prerequisite for the written. If you don’t already have it, if you already have the written.

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  • Airline Pilot Careers – The Time Building Conundrum Part I

    David Santo
    7 May 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Questions from aspiring pilots about the “Time Building Conundrum” Paula Williams – All right Eduardo from Spain says I would like to earn a B737 type rating. I have an an ATPL, well I’ll let you read all the letters there. And I would like to know what is the best, easiest, and least expensive way to obtain the type with Aerostar. Captain David Santo – Okay, well and it’s not just with Aerostar it’s gonna be with any 142 school we certainly appreciate your business, but we want you to look at every other option and see what’s best for you.
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    Greteman Group

  • Wichita Eagle; Millennials can easily navigate this digital world

    Jordan Bradbury
    28 May 2015 | 8:59 am
    Millennials want a seat at the table. But what can our generation offer today’s workforce? Fresh out of college, lean on experience, how can we provide measurable value? The answer: An innate understanding and drive for all things digital. Millenials were born in the 1980s or ‘90s. That means we have never known life without...
  • FAA’s Huerta Presides Over Sweeping Changes in Aviation

    Randy Bradbury
    27 May 2015 | 1:54 pm
    Michael Huerta has his hands full. The head of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration administrator, speaking to a Wichita, Kansas, audience recently, ticked off a series of major issues facing his agency. “I believe that we are at an historical time in the aviation industry,” Huerta said. “We’re making a lot of decisions that will...
  • WBJ; Airport art display tells the Air Capital’s story

    Greteman Group
    22 May 2015 | 12:45 pm
    The following is an excerpt from the Wichita Business Journal’s coverage on May 22: Wichita is the Air Capital of the World, and the new airport terminal now has the display to prove it. Installation of the terminal’s centerpiece art display has been completed, capping a project eight years in the making for local aviation...
  • Is English Still the Language of Business Aviation?

    Sonia Greteman
    13 May 2015 | 11:47 am
    English has been the language of aviation since 1944, when a group of nations convened in Chicago to form the International Civil Aviation Organization. For cockpit and air traffic control communications, that’s not going to change. But a glance through recent ABACE show dailies makes it clear that English no longer has an exclusive hold...
  • FAA’s Huerta Presides Over Sweeping Changes in Aviation

    Randy Bradbury
    13 May 2015 | 11:43 am
    Michael Huerta has his hands full. Speaking at the Wichita Aero Club this week, the FAA administrator ticked off a series of major issues facing his agency. “I believe that we are at an historical time in the aviation industry,” Huerta said. “We’re making a lot of decisions that will shape the next 50 years.”...
 
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    Air Facts Journal

  • Why I’m giving up flying – life as an “ex-pilot”

    Hunter Heath
    28 May 2015 | 11:25 am
    Youve got to know when to hold em Know when to fold em Know when to walk away And know when to run… from The Gambler, made famous singer Kenny Rogers It was a good run, but it’s over. Today, I closed the door to hangar 508-7 for the last time, without my beloved Light Sport-eligible Aeronca Chief behind it, and there will be no airplane to replace it. The Chief has been sold to a fine officer-and-gentleman from North Carolina, who seems as passionate about the airplane as I have been. Not all pilots go out in style like this, but it’s always a significant event. We all know the day…
  • Flying with no “out” – between a rock and a hard place

    Richard Collins
    27 May 2015 | 6:46 am
    Like apple pie and motherhood, always flying with an “out” is considered doctrine. Trouble is, it’s not always easy to do that and sometimes it’s not even possible. Let’s look at that. A phone call from our son in Atlanta brought the news that there had just been a bad crash onto the Interstate (285) that runs just north of PDK (Peachtree-Dekalb). It had happened in the past few minutes so there were no details. As more became known, I had that old “been there and done that” feeling about this tragic event at PDK. When a pilot going down a path that I have often flown comes to…
  • Debate: when are you “established” in the hold?

    Dave Sandidge
    26 May 2015 | 7:57 am
    The other day, a relatively inexperienced pilot associate of mine – who has recently obtained an instrument rating – asked permission to accompany me on a private flight I was scheduled on from the Norfolk area to New York’s Republic Field in an older cabin-class turbo-prop aircraft, and was given the okay to do so. During the flight, as we neared the busy northeast quadrant of the country flying northeastward on Victor 139, we were instructed to hold northwest (who would have ever guessed) at Sea Isle Vortac on Victor 166 for a short time. The last sentence the controller uttered…
  • The best hour in my logbook: why some flights are unforgettable

    John Zimmerman
    22 May 2015 | 9:27 am
    Editor’s note: This is the first article in a new series, where pilots share the single best hour of flying in their career. We hope to highlight the wide variety of experiences aviation has to offer, and hopefully send you rummaging through your logbooks to relive some fond memories. Want to share your best hour with us? Write an article and email us: editor@airfactsjournal.com. What’s your best hour? “It was the best hour in my logbook.” So concluded a very experienced pilot I know, after telling the moving story of the last flight he took with his father, just…
  • Could you land a 737? I had to find out

    Graf Hilgenhurst
    20 May 2015 | 7:19 am
    Remember the movie Flight 93? Remember the scene when the passengers realize that their only chance of survival is to come up with a plan, and that plan has to include landing the plane? A call goes out to ask if there are any pilots on board, and a guy in the back responds “I’m a pilot… well, single engine!” Admit it… how many of you thought, if only for a moment, “I bet I could have landed it!” The author (right) with “First Officer” Dave Litchfield. Not that I would wish that scenario on anyone, but after watching the movie (again), I decided that I had to…
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    iPad Pilot News

  • Essential ForeFlight video tips

    John Zimmerman
    28 May 2015 | 11:34 am
    One of the reasons ForeFlight has maintained its position as the most popular app in aviation is its commitment to new features. That’s great for pilots, but it does require some study to keep up to date. To help pilots get the most of ForeFlight and learn how to use these new features, Sporty’s offers a complete ForeFlight training course. The course is available in two formats, either as a dedicated iPad app or streaming online course. Here are a few essential ForeFlight video tips, pulled from the Flying with ForeFlight course: Synthetic Vision Filing Flight Plans Plates on…
  • How do I mount the iPad in my airplane?

    John Zimmerman
    27 May 2015 | 11:47 am
    Securing your iPad while you fly is important for safety (to prevent your tablet from flying around the cockpit), but also for convenience (to keep it close by and easy to use). There are plenty of different mounts to choose from, but they aren’t all universal. Which one is right for you? It depends a lot on the type of airplane you fly. Let’s look at some examples. The suction cup mount even works on the right side of the front windshield. Cessna high-wing (C152, C172, C182, etc.) – Almost any mount will work in these popular airplanes, but our two favorites are the…
  • Which iPad should I buy?

    Bret Koebbe
    26 May 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Both the iPad Air and Mini run all aviation applications equally well in the cockpit. The original Apple iPad was released over five years ago on April 3, 2010. Since then Apple has continuously improved the tablet, making upgrades to its storage capacity, screen resolution, processor, connectivity options and form factor. The iPad Air 2 is the latest and greatest model currently available for sale today, and starts at $499 for the 16GB version–the same price that the original iPad sold for 5 years ago. While this model would suit most pilots’ needs in the cockpit, there are…
  • iPad screen protector shootout – which one is best for pilots?

    John Zimmerman
    22 May 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Screen glare is a persistent problem for pilots flying with the iPad. While smart mounting strategies can reduce it (we’ve been able to make the iPad screen usable in even bubble canopy airplanes), there’s no way to completely eliminate glare. After all, the iPad is a giant sheet of glass. Is there anything pilots can do? For years, different companies have offered anti-glare screen protectors to help with this problem. We’ve tested dozens of them and most are, frankly, worthless. A good screen protector should pass four tests with us: It is easy to install, without…
  • AvioFuel updates fuel loading app

    Bret Koebbe
    20 May 2015 | 1:34 pm
    AvioFuel allows turbine pilots to quickly compute how much fuel to order after landing at the FBO. Pilots flying jets and turboprops have to always keep track of their fuel in 2 separate units of measure–pounds when flying the airplane and referencing fuel gauges, and then gallons when it comes time to place a fuel order with the FBO. While the math to do the conversion is pretty simple (jet fuel weighs approximately 6.7 pounds per gallon), there have been countless cases when a mistake was made with the conversion or the improper amount/unit was relayed to the lineman when…
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    New Airport Insider

  • How Heathrow Launched an Easter Mobile App

    Colin Mair
    13 May 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Editor’s note: We welcome Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC) as benefactor and thank them for their support. To learn about OAMC, visit the benefactor page.  _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ This post is part 2 in a new series by the Heathrow Airport Innovation Team. In the previous post, Richard introduced the Heathrow innovation process; how we gather business challenges, score […]
  • Open Skies: What U.S. Airlines Really Want

    Greg Principato
    15 Apr 2015 | 2:30 pm
    The Beginning: Open Skies, An American Initiative In 1992, Jeff Shane (currently General Counsel at the International Air Transport Association and then a senior official in the United States Department of Transportation) negotiated the first “open skies” agreement with The Netherlands.  As odd as it may seem now, the reaction to this development (after people […]
  • This is How Heathrow Airport Innovates

    Richard Harding
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:50 pm
    Editor’s note: We are excited to bring you a new series featuring insights from Heathrow Airport exclusively on New Airport Insider. Today’s post introduces Heathrow’s internal process and upcoming ones will cover projects delivered by the innovation team. In this new series by Heathrow Airport’s IT Innovation team, we will share with you how we operate […]
  • Aviation Security: Why I Will Be Scared This Year

    Greg Principato
    11 Feb 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Catchy title? Yes, I am more afraid in 2015 than I have been in years.  But afraid of what?  Am I afraid of ISIS/ISIL?  AQAP?  Al Shabaab?  Al Qaeda?  Al Nusra?  Lone wolf terrorists? No.  Not afraid of any of them. That does not mean I do not consider them dangerous, they are. That does not mean […]
  • Indonesia Airports Build: Why a Second Jakarta Airport

    Maxim Roelen
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Airport is one of the most congested airports in the world. As explained in part one, the largest Indonesian airport has failed to cope with passenger growth and will continue to do so in the future. This means that Jakarta is in desperate need of a second large airport to cope with future […]
 
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    Keyboard and Rudder: A blog on the Art of Flying

  • The Permanence of Temporary Things: A Meditation

    Larry M. Coleman
    27 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    In the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, On the trail of the lonesome pine— In the pale moonshine our hearts entwine, Where she carved her name and I carved mine; Oh, June, like the mountains I'm blue— Like the pine I am lonesome for you, In the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, On the trail of the lonesome pine.—from "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine" A few hundred million years ago, a river dried up. It had been around for several million years, a barely-noticeable flicker in the geological sense of time. Perhaps it had found a new path, as shallow things sometimes do when things start…
  • Flying the River Visual into Washington National

    Larry M. Coleman
    20 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    Like Larry the Flying Guy on Facebook: Follow @LairspeedThe Washington Monument, the White House, the Capitol Building, the Lincoln Memorial and its reflecting pool, the Watergate Hotel, the Pentagon, and the world's most unintentionally violated prohibited airspace... all of these are only one short flight away. Only one short illegal flight unless you're a scheduled airline, that is, thanks to the "enhanced" security around Washington, D.C. after September 11, 2001.Fortunately, we have flight simulators. Flight simulators let us practice old skills, acquire new ones, and rehearse approaches…
  • The Hairy Ball Theorem: Guaranteeing a bad hair day somewhere

    Larry M. Coleman
    13 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    Like Larry the Flying Guy on Facebook: Follow @Lairspeed(This week's post was inspired by a small bit in one of Dan Lewis's excellent "Now I Know" daily trivia pieces. Head on over there and sign up for his free newsletter!)There will be weather for approximately 1 billion more years from next Thursday. Since you will have probably stopped renewing your medical certificate by then, that means you'll have to deal with weather for as long as you fly.Why will there be weather for a billion years? Simple: the Sun is what causes weather. Through the unequal heating of the Earth's surface by…
  • Being an Airline Pilot, one year in: Pro Pilot Ponderings

    Larry M. Coleman
    6 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    Like Larry the Flying Guy on Facebook: Follow @LairspeedThis is the last formal post in the Becoming an Airline Pilot Series. We've come a long way together, from interviewing and getting ready for the big class date, crushing ground school and getting crushed in the sim, learning to guide a 22-ton airliner through some of the world's busiest airspace, and connecting people despite Mother Nature's best efforts.Now that the series has come to an end (until I upgrade to Captain, that is), there will be more of the mix of oddball, funny, beautiful, and practical posts that those of you who have…
  • Being an Airline Pilot, 6 months in: Donuts in the sky

    Larry M. Coleman
    30 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Like Larry the Flying Guy on Facebook: Follow @LairspeedRemember the scene in the movie Pushing Tin where the New York controllers are acting certifiably insane, spitting out terse instructions at a mile a minute, and doing a bunch of other nutty things that would get them locked up in the non-aviation world?Oh, wait: that was the plot of the entire movie. And on the other side of an overcaffeinated controller's microphone is the headset of the pilot who has to fly those commands.I'd never be able to fly the old 172 into Newark at noon, but it's an everyday thing for me now as a Dash driver.
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    Speedbird103.com » Aviation

  • They’ve used duct tape to fix the plane!

    Editor
    29 May 2015 | 7:58 am
    This week a passenger uploaded a picture of what appears to be duct tape on their aircraft to social media. The image was shared thousands of times, with comments ranging from jokes to genuine concern. The last thing you’d want to see before getting on an aircraft is duct tape stuck to the wing or engine, especially if you’re a nervous flyer. The good news is that this so-called duct tape is in fact not duct tape at all. The shiny silvery tape you see stuck to your aircraft is called “speed tape”. Speed tape is not a fancy term for duct tape that’s been applied…
  • Laser pen shone at helicopter pilot: investigation launched

    Editor
    22 May 2015 | 6:56 am
    A Search and Rescue Helicopter was flying over Inverness last month when a laser pen was shone at the pilot. An investigation has now been launched. Scottish Police have warned that shining laser pens at aircraft is a “reckless act that can have catastrophic consequences”. The Bristow Search and Rescue helicopter was flying over the Old Town area of Hilton in the city, after it was returning from a call out. It is reported that the incident happened at around 8.25pm on 2 April. A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Use of a laser pen in this manner is extremely reckless and such use…
  • Can a hacker take control of an aircraft

    Editor
    20 May 2015 | 8:25 am
    If you saw the media storm surrounding the recent “airliner hacking” claims, you are probably asking can a hacker take control of an aircraft? On May 15th Wired published an article claiming that a hacker had managed to take control of an aircraft. According to a FBI search warrant, a security researcher was kicked off a United Airlines flight, after tweeting about security vulnerabilities that lead him to take control of an aircraft. The man in question, Chris Roberts, claims to have controlled the aircraft by hacking into the aircraft’s in-flight entertainment system.
  • Airbus A400M crash: Airbus Statement

    Editor
    10 May 2015 | 5:58 am
    Following the crash of an Airbus A400M military aircraft yesterday, Airbus Defence and Space have released a statement. The statement which is available on the Airbus Defence and Space website says: “Airbus Defence and Space confirms that an A400M aircraft has been involved in an accident near Sevilla (Spain) Airport on May 09, 2015 around 13:00 local time. The aircraft with the serial number MSN023, was making the first production flight and had departed from Sevilla Airport at 12:45 pm local time. Airbus is devastated to confirm that of a total crew of 6 on board we have lost 4 of our…
  • Developing story: Airbus A400M crashes in Seville

    Editor
    9 May 2015 | 6:13 am
    Reports from Spanish media and many images on Twitter suggest that an Airbus A400M aircraft has crashed outside Seville airport. Early reports suggested the aircraft had crashed on the nearby Coca-Cola factory, these have proven to be false. It has been reported that the RAF have grounded their fleet of Airbus A400M’s as a precautionary measure.   MoD: “We’re aware of reports that an A400M has crashed in Seville. As a precaution, the UK’s A400M aircraft have been grounded.” — Alistair Bunkall (@AliBunkallSKY) May 9, 2015 We are investigating if the transponder 34460E…
 
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    How to Fly a Helicopter

  • Helicopter EMS Flight Crew – Who are they?

    captain
    29 May 2015 | 5:12 am
    Emergency Medical Services or EMS flight crew normally consists of 1 or 2 pilots, an HEMS flight paramedic and a HEMS doctor.  Each and everyone of these crew members is responsible for saving lives and providing on scene treatment and care.  Let us look at each one in detail. EMS Pilots  The HEMS Pilots are highly trained helicopter Pilots responsible for transporting life threatened passengers from sites to hospitals.  The flight deck crew work in tandem with the onboard medical EMS flight crew in order to ensure the best service and care is provided.  One can imagine that on…
  • Pilots take Airbus Helicopters to Supreme Court

    captain
    27 May 2015 | 4:11 am
    It all happened when a ditching occurred on 10th May in 2012 in the North Sea, some 30 miles off Aberdeen. According to the AAIB report, the helicopter operated by Bond Helicopters, had to ditch due to lubrication problems in the MGB (Main Rotor Gear Box) and a subsequent indication that the emergency lubrication system had also failed. The pilots and one of the passengers have filed a case against Airbus Helicopters due to this incident. After this incident, EASA flagged the airworthiness of such aircraft and as a consequence Airbus replaced the main transmission. This didn’t stop the…
  • EASA grants approval for military Airbus H145M

    captain
    16 May 2015 | 3:29 am
    Airbus Helicopters EC145 T2 military variant, the H145M has received certification from EASA meaning that the first two helicopters can be delivered to its first customer, the German Air Force, by the end of 2015.  The German Air Force expect to use the twin-engine helicopter for Special Forces operations. The Royal Navy will be next inline, with deliveries commencing in 2016. The 3.7t helicopter is considered as a multi-role helicopter, able to perform a number of military operations such as SAR, MEDEVAC and fire support. The H145M certification took less time than normal because the…
  • Rich accused of hampering rescue efforts in Nepal region

    captain
    2 May 2015 | 9:26 am
    Wealthy climbers that were caught in the areas hit by the Nepal earthquake,  have been in the limelight due to the fact that some of them paid a hefty sum of up to £4000 to get airlifted to cities like Katmandu or Lukla. Climbers are under fire for not helping the locals and disrupting the use of helicopters for the necessity of the greater good: that is to help desperate people in need of medical aid and life-saving supplies. By paying huge sums of money, agencies (around 15-20 in the area) are more prone to go to the highest bidder and use their helicopters elsewhere rather than doing…
  • Exclusive footage: CH-53E lands on beach

    captain
    18 Apr 2015 | 10:56 am
    On April 15, a Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion landed on Solana Beach California. It was a precautionary landing that stunned people that were presently on the beach. The exclusive video below was taken during that moment. Credits to Rochelle Hogan (facebook shared). Link below. The post Exclusive footage: CH-53E lands on beach appeared first on How to Fly a Helicopter.
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    ASAP Aircraft Fasteners

  • Bell Helicopter Delivers First 407GT to BBM Inc.

    Joe Faruqui
    28 May 2015 | 1:52 am
    In May 2015, Bell Helicopter announced the landmark delivery of its first Bell 407GT rotorcraft to Nevada-based BBM Inc. The Bell 407GT is a tactical light commercial helicopter integrated with the Garmin G1000H flight deck with dual 10.4” high-resolution LCD screens. Armored, the Bell 407GT comes with BAE Systems’ combat-proven Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System … Continue Reading..
  • Eaton Aerospace to Provide Fuel Systems for AVIC’s New MA700 Regional Turboprop Airliner

    Joe Faruqui
    22 May 2015 | 1:53 am
    Eaton Aerospace recently signed a letter of intent with AVIC Aircraft Company Ltd. Xi’an Branch for the delivery of fuel tank inerting and fuel distribution systems for the MA700 regional turboprop airliner. Under the proposed agreement, Eaton will be responsible for designing and manufacturing customized components, as well as providing engineering, development, and support … Continue Reading..
  • Textron’s MAST System Trains Pilots to Evade Surface-to-Air Missiles

    Joe Faruqui
    13 May 2015 | 12:12 am
    The MAST, or the Man Portable Survivability Trainer, created by Textron, is quickly becoming known as the shoulder-fired missile simulator of the future. It is a threat replicator meant to give aircrews a tough time during times of peace so that they will learn to survive in actual combat. This MAST system borrows on … Continue Reading..
  • Anti-Drone Business on the Rise

    Joe Faruqui
    12 May 2015 | 12:10 am
    Drone use is becoming more prominent than ever, which is forcing the government to take action in beefing up their anti-drone technology. The Secret Service will begin conducting tests in the dead of night creating a defense system against the incoming drones. In the coming weeks, controlled drones will be flown over different parts of … Continue Reading..
  • Liebherr-Aerospace to Supply Wing Tip System Parts for Boeing’s 777X

    Joe Faruqui
    7 May 2015 | 1:13 am
    Liebherr-Aerospace has been selected by Boeing Commercial Airplanes to provide three components of the Boeing 777X’s folding wing tip system. The contract calls for Liebherr-Aerospace to provide components for the fold subsystem, the latch pin actuator, and the secondary lock actuator. Liebherr-Aerospace will design a condensed, very dependable and powerful fold subsystem based on their … Continue Reading..
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    Drones | Scoop.it

  • This drone follows you around like a faithful flying puppy

    DroneZon.com
    14 May 2015 | 11:37 am
    Make a documentary of your own lifeDroneZon.com's insight:This sure is an adorable little drone. Called Lily, it is a fantastic folllow me drone. Take great photos and film, is waterproof, has a long enough flight time and is fast. Lily sure is cute.See it on Scoop.it, via Drones
  • Drone Overlord Frank Wang On DJI's Milestones, Miscarried GoPro Partnership & Corporate Espionage

    DroneZon.com
    8 May 2015 | 11:02 pm
    At age 34, Frank Wang Tao is leading the global consumer drone industry with Dajiang Innovation (DJI), a Shenzhen-based manufacturer that he founded out of his dorm room nine years ago.DroneZon.com's insight:Terrific straight talking interview with DJI Founder Frank Wang. This interview also includes some really terrific growth statistics. Impressive.See it on Scoop.it, via Drones
  • U.S. Postal Service Considering Drone Fleet

    DroneZon.com
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:21 am
    taThe U.S. Postal Service could be looking to add drones to its delivery fleet in coming years.DroneZon.com's insight:They might as well look into using drones for delivering letters and parcels. The postal services in Germany and France along with Amazon are investing heavily to make parcel delivery happen. In China, one large mail service is already delivering 500 items per day with drones.See it on Scoop.it, via Drones
  • New DJI Phantom 3 Range Of Drones

    DroneZon.com
    11 Apr 2015 | 3:19 pm
    SOMETHING new is in the air. Look up as you approach the plaza outside the building where Da-Jiang Innovations (DJI) has its headquarters, in the Chinese city of...DroneZon.com's insight:Even the basic model has a built-in camera that takes 12 megapixel stills and video at the “1080p” high-definition standard.See it on Scoop.it, via Drones
  • New $1,300 Drone Sports 4K Video and Ultrasound Navigation | WIRED

    DroneZon.com
    10 Apr 2015 | 12:35 pm
    The new drone from DJI features a stabilized, integrated camera that shoots 4K video.DroneZon.com's insight:Wow. DJI releasing a new Phantom 3 in May with 4k video. Incredible. Retailing for USD 1,259 on Amazon.See it on Scoop.it, via Drones
 
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    UAV Coach

  • Parrot’s Drone Revenues Up 356%

    Alan Perlman
    29 May 2015 | 7:17 pm
    Source: Tech Crunch By: Darrell Etherington Parrot saw a big bump in drone sales between its first quarter for 2015, and the same period last year – there was a 356 percent increase in revenue derived from the category between those two measurement spans, with consumer drones leading the big increase with 483 percent revenue growth. Pro drones, like Parrot’s eBee Ag agricultural model, also saw revenues rise 164 percent overall. These are huge increases in a particular category that has benefited from being in the limelight, as major players like Amazon continue to pursue their efforts to…
  • $999 3DR Solo Smart Drone Ships in June

    Alan Perlman
    28 May 2015 | 7:13 pm
    We’re getting antsy over here. In just a few weeks, 3D Robotics’ $999 Solo smart drone ships to the masses. Huzzah! In case you’ve been hiding under a rock these last few months, the 3DR Solo is likely the most anticipated launch of the summer. “Solo is a breakthrough in intelligent flight. It’s not just smarter so that it can do more; it’s smarter so that you have to do less. We’ve turned the Hollywood toolkit into software and allowed everyone to experience what it’s like to make epic video, both behind and in front of the camera. Solo will expand our…
  • The Drones: An Interesting Ad From Audi

    Alan Perlman
    28 May 2015 | 1:05 am
    This interesting advertisement from Audi features the use of hundreds of drones. Inspired by The Birds, the famous Hitchcock film, this ad shows how the Audi A6 fares against a horde of aggressive drones. A little ridiculous… probably, but entertaining nonetheless. The post The Drones: An Interesting Ad From Audi appeared first on UAV Coach.
  • 17 Cheap Drones for Beginners (Under $100)

    Alan Perlman
    27 May 2015 | 12:21 pm
    Today, I’m going to walk you through 17 inexpensive drones for beginner pilots. At UAV Coach, we always suggest starting off with a less expensive rig. This is so you can hone your skills before moving on to the bigger guns (like the DJI Phantom). These models don’t have all the bells and whistles of high-end drones, but you’ll be surprised at how advanced their features can get. Drone technology has come a long way, which means we’ve been able to pack more capabilities into smaller, less expensive packages. These are some of the most affordable UAVs on the market today, and they’re…
  • Drone Photography for Real Estate will Exceed $10 Million Opportunity by 2016

    Alan Perlman
    27 May 2015 | 12:01 am
    Source: DRONELIFE By: Alan Phillips Selling million dollar homes is a sure way to bring home a large commission check. But selling “luxury” homes (defined today as those in excess of $1,000,000) takes work to gather all the marketing ingredients necessary to stimulate interest from a selected set of buyers. “What we do is just give the client all the information and they make a decision” – says Miami realtor, Mirce Curkoski More and more the discussion of luxury home marketing turns to aerial photography as a “need to have” rather than a “nice to have” item in the sales…
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    AirInsight

  • 2015 Innovation Days – John Leahy

    Addison Schonland
    28 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    http://feeds.feedburner.com/Airinsight It’s a long one, but as always with John Leahy, its worth the time to understand what they are thinking and how they are messaging their product line.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 2015 Innovation Days – Dr. Kiran Rao

    Addison Schonland
    28 May 2015 | 6:32 am
    http://feeds.feedburner.com/Airinsight Once again the 18 inch seats get a lot of mention.  But note how cleverly this is weaved into the message that Airbus will be offering a range of aircraft... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 2015 Innovation Days – Tom Williams

    admin
    28 May 2015 | 5:41 am
    http://feeds.feedburner.com/Airinsight Tom explains how Airbus is handling its supply chain as it ramps up the A320 family as well as the A330neo and A350XWB. © 2015, admin. All rights... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • A350 Final Assembly Line is ramping up

    Addison Schonland
    27 May 2015 | 3:32 pm
    http://feeds.feedburner.com/Airinsight We had an opportunity this afternoon in Toulouse to visit the A350 FAL.  There are a number of aircraft in various stages of assembly.  Of those we saw, the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Africa – a market with risk and opportunity

    Addison Schonland
    27 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    http://feeds.feedburner.com/Airinsight Africa is often referred to as the last place for commercial aviation to exploit. Rich in resources, but poor in economics and politics, much of Africa is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    QuadHangar

  • How to Buy a Used Drone

    daniele
    28 May 2015 | 10:53 am
    Is Buying a Used Quadcopter Right for You? Quadcopters are a great hobby and they are a lot of fun, but for someone getting into it, they can be expensive. It is hard to justify that much money for a hobby when you are not sure that you will enjoy it. One of the best […] The post How to Buy a Used Drone appeared first on QuadHangar.
  • DJI Phantom 3 – Top 42 questions answered

    daniele
    21 May 2015 | 2:09 pm
    The DJI Phantom 3 quadcopter needs no introduction. It is already the favorite choice of numerous professional photographers & hobbists worldwide to capture stunning aerial photographs and stunning visuals on the move. But if you are thinking of buying a Phantom 3, you might be feeling the need to get a few questions answered. In this […] The post DJI Phantom 3 – Top 42 questions answered appeared first on QuadHangar.
  • What is the Best Quadcopter?

    daniele
    20 May 2015 | 7:19 am
    The quadcopter market is starting to explode… in an amazing way. Newer technologies have allowed for production of smaller and cheaper consumer grade drones to be introduced. As they are becoming more widespread people are discovering just how easy they are to fly and how capable these quads are. With so many options available the […] The post What is the Best Quadcopter? appeared first on QuadHangar.
  • The DJI Phantom Case Buying Guide

    daniele
    20 May 2015 | 6:53 am
    By Gemma Christmas is over, you have built your DJI Phantom and explored every every inch of your house and surroundings with it and you are now ready to look further afield.  Perhaps you want to take it downtown for a different perspective on city life, or maybe just to your local national park to experience life as the […] The post The DJI Phantom Case Buying Guide appeared first on QuadHangar.
  • The DJI Phantom Quadcopter Buying Guide

    daniele
    20 May 2015 | 6:48 am
    By Bob Hammell DJI is one of the leading developers and manufacturers of high performing unmanned aerial systems for both recreational and commercial use. Their DJI Phantom Quadcopter series started a wave of creativity sparked by hardware and technology that give you total freedom in the skies and the tools to take video to a level that is only limited […] The post The DJI Phantom Quadcopter Buying Guide appeared first on QuadHangar.
 
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